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Monday 19th October 2015

Weekend in numbers

@splstats looks at some of the numbers behind the weekend games:

@splstats looks at some of the numbers behind the weekend games:.

22 Partick Thistle picked up their first away win of the season on Saturday, beating St Johnstone 2-1 at McDiarmid Park. It was Thistle’s first win in Perth in 17 matches; their last victory in the Fair City was 22 years ago in November 1993, when “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)” by Meat Loaf was UK No 1. On that occasion, the Jags won 3-1 thanks to goals from Albert Craig, Gerry Britton and Roddy Grant. Saturday’s defeat ended Saints’ 12-match unbeaten home run – their previous loss was against Celtic on Valentine’s Day.

2 Kilmarnock defeated Inverness CT 2-0 at Rugby Park thanks to goals from Greg Kiltie and Josh Magennis. The Ayrshire side have won just three of their last 10 matches against the Caley Jags, but all three of those victories have come courtesy of a 2-0 scoreline. Killie will have been pleased to finally keep a clean sheet – Saturday’s shut-out was the first time since a 1-0 win over St Mirren in mid-March that Gary Locke’s side had prevented their opponents from scoring.

10 Rangers left it late to defeat Queen of the South at Ibrox and ensure they extended their winning run to 10 matches. Mark Warburton’s side became the first team to record 10 or more consecutive victories in a second-tier season since Hibernian won 13 in a row in 1998/99. The Gers still have a long way to go before they can challenge the all-time second tier winning record; Morton won 25 straight games between May 1963 and January 1964.

16 Albion Rovers defeated Peterhead 1-0 to move into the final promotion play-off spot in Ladbrokes League 1, just six points behind leaders Dunfermline. The Coatbridge side have taken 16 points from their opening 10 fixtures, which is their best start to a third-tier season since 1988/89, when they went on to win the title. On their last visit to this division back in 2012/13, it took Rovers 25 matches to pick up 16 points, and they finished the campaign with just 24.

7 Annan Athletic defeated Queen’s Park 3-1 to move three points clear at the top of Ladbrokes League 2, and become the first side this season to hold the outright lead at the top of the division for two consecutive weeks. Jim Chapman’s side are now unbeaten in seven league matches at Galabank, their best run since 2011. Their tally of 20 points from their opening 10 fixtures represents their second-best start to a season since they joined the league back in 2008 – they picked up 23 points in 2011/12.